Stephen Amell Lands Title Role In CW Drama Pilot ‘Arrow’
Deadline TV exclusive on the revealing of the lead role of ‘Arrow’. CW upcoming pilot has been cast to Stephen Amell. The Warner Bros TV-produced project, described as a modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character, Green Arrow, Amell will play the vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology under his secret identity as Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken politician in Star City. David Nutter is directing the pilot, written/executive produced by Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. Read more
The CW is moving forward with its Green Arrow project, the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries and a modern-day Beauty and the Beast, ordering all three projects to pilot.
Arrow, based on DC Comics’ long-running Green Arrow, revolves around the hooded superhero, a wealthy playboy by day who secretly saves the city by night using his enhanced arrows.
The hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary comics character and hails from Green Lantern duo Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who will executive produce and pen the project alongside Fringe co-EP Andrew Kreisberg, with whom they worked on Eli Stone.
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